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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2004

NCES 2007-024
November 2006

Table A-2. Percentage distribution of recipients of a GED, by age group 16 and above: 1998 through 2004
 
Year Number
passed
Age Group
16 17 18 19 20–24 25 or over
1998480,9472.811.819.112.224.130.0
1999498,0153.312.916.112.324.331.1
2000486,9973.213.016.512.224.930.2
2001648,0222.911.514.711.526.433.0
2002329,5154.415.817.411.624.626.2
2003387,4703.914.616.811.425.927.4
2004405,7244.014.016.811.426.227.6
NOTE: Data apply to the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The numbers and percentage distributions for 1996–2001 were reported in the original source as the number receiving a credential.

SOURCE: American Council on Education, GED Testing Service, Who Took the GED?, 1998 to 2001, and Who Passed the GED Tests?, 2002 to 2004.